Thursday, 22 August 2013

Candidates Corner

Candidates Corner is a trait that is accessible at the District level to aid each of the candidates in an election presents themselves to their probable electorate and consequently to present the outcomes. 

Candidates’ Corner is a chance for all presidential candidates from all parties to remark on some of the peak issues facing the next president of the United States. Candidates are asked to respond to the query of the week in the comments of this post, recognizing themselves and their party in the initial like of their responses.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Candidates Corner - The National Debt

Candidates' Corner is an opportunity for all presidential candidates from all parties to comment on some of the top issues facing the next president of the United States. Candidates are invited to respond to the question of the week in the comments of this post, identifying themselves and their party in the first line of their responses.

This week's question addresses a problem that no president since Andrew Jackson has dealt with completely -- the national debt. It took almost 200 years, from 1789 to 1982, for the US government to accumulate a debt of one trillion dollars. When the winner of the 2008 US presidential election takes office, during Fiscal Year 2009, that debt will exceed ten trillion dollars, according to the Office of Management and Budget. FY2006 will contribute around 400 billion dollars to that total, with the federal government spending 2.7 trillion dollars and taking 2.3 trillion dollars from American taxpayers.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Prez

Prez may refer to:
A colloquialism for president
A nickname for jazz musician Lester Young
Prez (DC Comics), subject of a four issue comic series by Joe Simon released by DC Comics in the early 1970s
Prez, Ardennes, a commune of the Ardennes d├ępartement in France
Roland "Prez" Pryzbylewski, a character on the TV series The Wire (TV series)
dead prez, an underground hip hop duo

Thursday, 14 July 2005

Welcome to the official blog of TheNextPrez.


Welcome!
Welcome to the official blog of TheNextPrez.

The purpose of this blog will be to track the 2008 U.S. Presidential race, from beginning to end, and, if things go well, subsequent presidential races.

This blog will cover all of the candidates and potential candidates from all legitimate political parties (defined as those which garnered at least 100,000 votes for President in the previous election), and the issues likely to affect the outcome of the race.

November 2008 is a long way off, but it's also closer than it appears. Hopefully this site will gain momentum as Election Day approaches, and this will become THE place to discuss the race.

Your comments are highly encouraged, particularly if they are relevant, funny, original, and respectful of your fellow posters.

Here we go.

Doug

Thursday, 16 December 2004

Western Tanager

Despite its striking markings of red, yellow, and black, the slow-moving Western Tanager is a surprisingly inconspicuous bird of the western forests.

Tuesday, 17 August 2004

Western Tanager


The Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana, is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified in the cardinal family (Cardinalidae).

The species's plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family.
Adults have pale stout pointed bills, yellow underparts and light wing bars. Adult males have a bright red face and a yellow nape, shoulder, and rump, with black upper back, wings, and tail; in non-breeding plumage the head has no more than a reddish cast and the body has an olive tinge. Females have a yellow head and are olive on the back, with dark wings and tail.

The song of disconnected short phrases suggests an American Robin's but is hoarser and rather monotonous. The call is described as "pit-er-ick".

Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed woods across western North America from the Mexico-U.S. border as far north as southern Alaska; thus they are the northernmost-breeding tanager. They build a flimsy cup nest on a horizontal tree branch, usually in a conifer. They lay four bluish-green eggs with brown spots.
These birds migrate, wintering from central Mexico to Costa Rica. Some also winter in southern California.